How did B-Obama unite Democrats & Republicans as a US Senator?
He had three years, who did he unite?
You would think Obama's supporters would jump on this. The fact is, Obama has never united anyone.
Obama has nothing and in November, he could produce a Republican landslide.
No Vote, I don't recall and many would not any of the subjects you type. But I thank you for not accusing me of racism or divisiveness or meaness for questioning Obama
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Senator Obama did not unite. The following article shows why:
It is not okay to discriminate against anyone based on color or creed. This is central to the freedoms enjoyed by the people of the United States.
Senator Obama's rabidly AfroCentric Church and Pastor cause grave concern for thinking voters.
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:20 PM PT
Election 2008: Since we first drew attention to Barack Obama's Afrocentric church a full 12 months ago, other media have weighed in. And additional disturbing information has come to light.
At the core of the Democratic front-runner's faith — whether lapsed Muslim, new Christian or some mixture of the two — is African nativism, which raises political issues of its own.
In 1991, when Obama joined the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, he pledged allegiance to something called the Black Value System, which is a code of non-Biblical ethics written by blacks, for blacks.
It encourages blacks to group together and separate from the larger American society by pooling their money, patronizing black-only businesses and backing black leaders. Such racial separatism is strangely at odds with the media's portrayal of Obama as a uniter who reaches across races.
The code also warns blacks to avoid the white "entrapment of black middle-classness," suggesting that settling for that kind of "competitive" success will rob blacks of their African identity and keep them "captive" to white culture.
In short, Obama's "unashamedly black" church preaches the politics of black nationalism. And its dashiki-wearing preacher — who married Obama and his wife and now acts as his personal spiritual adviser — is militantly Afrocentric. "We are an African people," the Rev. Jeremiah Wright reminds his flock, "and remain true to our native land, the mother continent."
Wright once traveled to Libya with black supremacist Louis Farrakhan to meet with terrorist leader Muammar Qaddafi. Last year at a Chicago gala, Wright honored his old pal Farrakhan, who's fond of calling whites "blue-eyed devils," for lifetime achievement.
It comes as little surprise then that Wright would think Israel a "racist" occupier of Palestinians, while describing the 9/11 attacks as a "wake-up call" to "white America" for ignoring the concerns of "people of color."
Wright makes the Rev. Jesse Jackson look almost moderate and patriotic. Yet this is whom Obama picked to baptize his daughters, plus to act as his "sounding board" during his presidential run.
The candidate already has heeded his church's "nonnegotiable commitment to Africa," spending an inordinate amount of his campaign time on the Kenyan crisis, for one. Obama has close family ties to Kenya, and even founded a school in his ancestral village — the Senator Obama School.
In the bloody conflict there, which already has claimed some 700 lives, Obama appears to have sided with opposition leader Raila Odinga, head of the same Luo tribe to which Obama's late Muslim father belonged.
Obama's older brother still lives there. Abongo "Roy" Obama is a Luo activist and a militant Muslim who argues that the black man must "liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture." He urges his younger brother to embrace his African heritage.
Beyond family politics, these ties have potential foreign policy, even national security, implications.
Odinga is a Marxist who reportedly has made a pact with a hard-line Islamic group in Kenya to establish Shariah courts throughout the country. He has also vowed to ban booze and pork and impose Muslim dress codes on women — moves favored by Obama's brother.
With al-Qaida strengthening its beachheads in Africa — from Algeria to Sudan to Somalia — the last thing the West needs is for pro-Western Kenya to fall into the hands of Islamic extremists.
Yet Obama interrupted his New Hampshire campaigning to speak by phone with Odinga, who claims to be his cousin. He did not speak with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki.
Would Obama put African tribal or family interests ahead of U.S. interests?
It's a valid question, and one voters deserve to have debated regardless of the racial and religious sensitivities. Thanks to a media blackout of these issues, the electorate has yet to benefit from a thorough vetting of Obama.
We have to wonder how much of the national agenda Africa would consume under an Obama administration. Of the six "world threats" Obama lists in stump speeches, at least half of them concern that chronically troubled Third World continent.
Yes, some of his African priorities are noble, such as fighting AIDS and genocide. But how much U.S. aid, resources and presidential time would he devote to them? How much is enough? If Bill Clinton was America's "first black president," would Barack Hussein Obama be our first president for Africa?
Then there is the issue of his Muslim past. Obama, 47, was raised by two Muslim fathers and attended Islamic classes in Indonesia.
He denies being Muslim, however, and says he "embraced Christ" while answering the altar call 20 years ago at Trinity. (Contrary to anonymous e-mail rumors circulating, Obama never took the oath of office on the Quran. He used a Bible, and Vice President Dick Cheney swore him in during his Senate ceremony.)
This merely raises another concern, beyond that of the controversial church he chose to baptize him. If Obama were ever Muslim, even as a youth, he would now be viewed as an apostate, which in radical Islam is punishable by death. As Mideast expert Daniel Pipes has noted, a President Obama could be the target of a fatwah.
Still, his Muslim heritage is not the signal issue before the electorate. It's his Afrocentric church, which preaches black socialism and black nativism, and his family ties to an African tribe that's fanning the flames of Marxism and militant Islam in a country once considered strongly democratic and a friend of the U.S.
"I believe in the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change," Obama has asserted. He also says his faith has led him to question "the idolatry of the free market."
If a President Obama's foreign and domestic policies are anything like the Afrocentric doctrine he's pledged to uphold, Americans will pay a hefty price, including those among the growing black middle class.
- belongerLv 45 years ago
From interpreting each and all of the above responses there is clearly a severe loss of high quality historic previous education occurring in this united states. initially the conservatives in the rustic have been protectionist and against the US involvment in wars at the same time as the liberals have been those desirous to unfold the yank dream by any means mandatory. replace got here in the time of the anti war flow in the 60's. Thats while the Liberals went to a pacifist time table. to respond to the poster above who needed to comprehend one Dem president that have been given us right into a war like Iraq....attempt JFK with Vietnam that replaced into later escalated via yet another Dem in LBJ .
- It is what it isLv 41 decade ago
1) Ethics reforms
2) Healthcare laws, particularly for children
3) tax credits for low income workers
4) death penalty reform
The first two are the ones where he gained a good deal of bipartisan support. I get that you don't like Obama, but you can't deny he has appeal for both parties. You might not agree, but some do. When people say Obama hasn't done anything, I say "Seek and you will find." It's all there...just read.
- thequeenreignsLv 71 decade ago
Obama-Lugar Non-proliferation This bill was passed on May 23, 2006, and will help the US and other nations find and eliminate conventional weapons that have been used against our own soldiers in Iraq and sought by terrorists all over the world. Lugar-Obama would expand the detection and interdiction of weapons and materials of mass destruction
Obama, Lugar Secure Funding for Implementation of Nonproliferation Law . http://lugar.senate.gov/press/record.cfm?id=278019
S. AMDT. 2692 To require a comprehensive nuclear threat reduction and security plan.
Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 2692 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
this means all Senators who were able to vote agreed to the amendment
S. AMDT. 41To require lobbyists to disclose the candidates, leadership PACs, or political parties for whom they collect or arrange contributions, and the aggregate amount of the contributions collected or arranged. 2007/01/18 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 41 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Obama-Lugar introduce The American Fuels Act to Reduce U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil
The Legislative and Accountability Transparency Act, comprehensive ethics and lobbying reform bill. Status: Agreed to by 96-2 vote, signed into law Sept 2007.
The Obama-Coburn Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. passed unanimously and was signed law in September 2006.
Oh wait, I guess the Republican Senators are LIARS, the Library of Congress LIED, the Senate websites LIED and all the other websites LIED as well.
Only you know the truth, talk about having an overrated opinion of one's own self importance
Edited to add:
I too do not think you are racist, just not wanting to see what others see. That is your opinion, you are entitled to it, the same way I am entitled to mine.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
With something that is in short supply in our govt. He speaks the TRUTH, and behaves with DIGNITY! Losing isn't very much fun. Just try to imagine how it felt when "W" was 'chosen' by the [fixed]Supreme Court! At least this election will be won by such a large margin, that election fraud by the Repub's won't be effective this time! Is that what has got you,and other cons so afraid?Source(s): OBAMA by a LANDSLIDE in 08!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
you know their are same dumb *** people on y/a if you would Listen to him . he wants to change the politics of government by bring Dem's & rep.and who ever else he wants to really bring us the people into his goverment by listing to nurses, doctors, health care people about the health care they need. theres a lot more. you should go to one of his web sites. you would no what he stands for.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The country seems pretty united behind him to keep out Bush lite aka McCain
- itsjustmeLv 71 decade ago
I don't believe that Barack Obama ever did anything worth mentioning in his extremely short career as a US senator!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Obama - is all for CHANGE.
He doesn't specified CHANGE to WHAT?
We know... he will RAISE our TAXES.
We know... he will socialize medicine.
I don't think he united anyone or anything... but if he's elected... he will unite our money with his projects.
- BOYD HLv 61 decade ago
He, didn't looks to me like they are just as far apart as ever.